This month is flying by for me, anyone else?! Next week is Halloween already! So, if there is any last minute decorators I have just the craft idea to make your home ready for the spookiest of holidays, these Easy to make DIY Halloween chalkboard signs were made in under 30 minutes!
I shared my Halloween home tour last week on the blog and is wad called casual, simple and understated by all of you lovelies! I did go the simple route this year, little pops of fall color and a lot of fun spooky decorations. These signs are the best quick and easy Halloween craft idea!
First order of business was to paint three different wood pieces with chalkboard paint. This was actually the longest part of the entire process because iI did two coats of the chalkboard paint and then waited for it to dry. When it comes to DIY signs of any kind making the size that works for your home and space is best. I create two smaller narrow ones using wood scraps I had in the garage. Then one larger board that was actually a thicker piece of plywood cut down to size.
The two long and narrow signs are going to be a SPOOKY AND BOO sign. I used pencil to sketch out the design. I could have gotten fancy with creting these but I kept it simple and just used letter stencils for the words. No fancy machine needed if you do not have it.
Then I filled it in with a chalkboard marker. Nice and bold with the mix of black and white!
Rinse and repeat for the other Halloween DIY sign.
Other than having different words on each narrow board I also added different spider and web details. I just free handed this, first making the spider webs and then adding in the creepy crawly spiders.
The next part is a little trickier, I did freehand draw this as well. I did however get a few pieces of inspiration from Pinterest. Taking pieces of other Halloween signs and blending them into this haunted house.
First sketching it put with a pencil and then filling it in with chalkboard marker. I did have to erase things a lot.
The biggest tip I can give when drawing something like this is to not be afraid to make mistakes. Play around with the look and layout of things. I knew I wanted a spooky house in the center so I started with that, then added the ground, tree and the tombstones. Finally adding in the bats because it did not feel quite done yet.
I told you these Easy to make DIY Halloween chalkboard signs would be quick and simple! I did not even add any hangers onto the back of these, planning to just use them as decor on top of tables or the fireplace mantel. But, hanging them on the wall would be a great addition to a Halloween home too.
These little spiders managed to be cute and creepy all at the same time. Fun fact about me, I am terrified of spiders, really badly scared of them. If someone tells a story about seeing a spider, or I see one on a screen I still jump, scream and feel sicj to my stomach. But yet, I have them all over my home (in the fake, decor form). My friends were over last weekend and mentioned that, thinking it was ironic.
There stencil letters were so quick to make, just trace the letter then fill in with the chalkboard marker. Done!
This DIY haunted house sign works really nice to add a little something Halloween themed to my console table. No reason to go all out with decorating for a holiday, just little additions make all of the difference.
My kids did bring my back to reality with mentioning that my spooky tree looked like coral that is in the ocean. Gotta love kids?!!!
Is there anything more Halloween than a Boo and Spooky sign?!
I kept the rest of the decor really simple and sparse for my Halloween fireplace mantel. With the blue shiplap it means a more neutral decor look needs to happen to make it all blend together. For Halloween I let the pops of black and white shine, a classic, simple but still Spooky overall feel.
Ppaer bats make anything for Halloween themed for sure! I did not even DIY these, I just bought them from Target. I have used them for a few years in a row and they have held up really well. Each year I put them in a new place, they are a fun and simple way to decorate for this holiday.
The countdown is on for Halloween! My kids have their costumes, our home is decorated, the candy has been purchased (and just a few pieces eaten already), we are ready! The biggest difference this year in terms of my Halloween decor is that I kept it really low maintenance, a few simple Halloween crafts, like these Easy to make DIY Halloween chalkboard signs, some spooky spiders and cobwebs, my kids Halloween craft decorations and that is it! I really did keep things simple this year, it felt natural to let me year-round home decor shine with the same casual feel to my home I always have. Oh, I also let more pops of black and white through for Halloween. With those changes I landed in a fun, spooky, somehow whimsical and casual Halloween home and we are loving it!